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Cold, hard facts

We’ve been spending some good time on the indoor track, seeing results in our efforts. As a specific result, my wife Sue is learning the beauty of speed training and how it makes your base pace and even your race pace feel more achievable. 655 more words

heart and health of triathletes

Triathlons are good for you. That’s what they say. But, there’s been some stir in the news over the last couple years, with the flap about some sudden deaths at a triathlons. 330 more words


Montenegro Adventure

The end of September 2017, and time for a wee swimming adventure with some of my swimming buddies. George and Vince from Glasgow (who went to Milos in 2016 and have shared many adventures in Scotland with me), and Kirsty from London (who shared the Loch Rannoch adventure amongst others) ventured to Montenegro for a week of sun, warm water and some swimming. 721 more words

Plaka to Spinalonga Swim

Snow hit my part of the UK this week, and it looked beautiful. Even though traffic ground to a halt and untreated paths were hard to walk on safely, we couldn’t resist donning boots and going for a stomp.   217 more words


Ten Lochs Challenge Part Two

Our ten lochs challenge continued to Loch Venachar. This was only a short drive from Loch Lubnaig, and the conditions were excellent for swimming. There was hardly a breath of wind whispering over the calm surface as we invaded the loch from the car-park. 951 more words

Ten Lochs Challenge Part One

A short conversation in early July at Loch Ard with Gillian the Yoga guru swimmer along the lines of how it would be great to swim six or seven lochs in The Trossachs over a weekend during the summer. 1,015 more words

Cold water swim...

Johanna Under The Ice – NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo.

Ok, yes, I thought that I was doing cold water swim, but this is pushing the boundaries! 110 more words

Open Water Swim